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10th January, 2012

Mumbai, 10th January 2012 - Applauded for its magnificence and royal indulgence in hospitality services across the globe, THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE has been awarded ‘Hotel of the Year’ (Editor’s Choice) by the internationally acclaimed Gallivanter’s Guide. With the significance and role of the magazine as a travel advisor, Gallivanter’s Guide basks in the glory of its success and an unparalleled mentor to the traveller’s for experiencing the best of the world.

After researching, experiencing and comparing millions of hotels in various travel destinations, Gallivanter’s Guide shortlisted a couple of nominees of the award from the various parts of the world for the award. With positive justifications and unprecedented opinions from the elite customers, THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE stood out as the strongest contender to be featured as the Hotel of the Year in the latest edition of the magazine. The 21 year old luxury hub of Mumbai adds pride to the historic Gateway of India.

While the service crackles with polish and professionalism, the award is a reflection of the talented and dedicated teamwork. Overwhelmed with such accreditation, Mr. Gaurav Pokhariyal, General Manager, The Taj Mahal Palace, said, “It is an honor to be recognized for our performance yet again as leaders in hospitality business for our dedication to serve our loyal customers with better and innovative facilities along the way. We use such achievement as a stepping stone to reiterate our success in the industry and to inspire ourselves to perform better than ever.”

Lyn Middlehurst, Editor, Gallivanter’s Guide said, “The hotel has raised the benchmark in India for high-end travellers, celebrating the history of this iconic hotel. Its relevance to 21st Century guests has also been dramatically enhanced.” She further adds, “The Original Palace is immaculate, better than I have ever seen it.”

Awarded for being the ‘World’s Best Business Hotel’ and enlisted in the travel guides and magazines across the word as ‘Top Ten Legendary Asian Hotels’, ‘Top Ten Indian Palaces’ and more, THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE has introduced pioneering initiatives and has built a legendary path of success over the years.

About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 91 hotels in 52 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East.  From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury.  For over a century, Taj Mahal Palace, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth.  Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.

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